‘Animals discarded like rubbish’: Swedish zoo kills 500+ rescued lizards with liquid nitrogen

A Swedish zoo has culled over 500 lizards by dropping them into liquid nitrogen. The reptiles had been rescued last month from animal smugglers. But the zoo says it could only find homes for a few of them in other institutions and were legally prevented from giving them away to private collections. A vet from the zoo defended the use of liquid nitrogen as ‘practical’.

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